Are you right handed? There’s a 70 percent chance you’ll use your right hand to hold your cell phone up to your right ear, according to new research.
But that’s not all, according to the study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Researchers also found left-brain thinkers -- those whose speech and language center is on the left side of the brain – are more likely to also use their right hand for writing and other tasks.
Likewise, the Henry Ford study found right-brain dominant people are more likely to use their left hand to hold the phone in their left ear.
“Our findings have several implications, especially for mapping the language center of the brain,” said Dr. Michael Seidman, in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford. He added that the study also may offer additional evidence that cell phone use and brain, and head and neck tumors may not be linked.
If there were a strong connection, he noted, far more people would be diagnosed with cancer on the right side of their brain, head and neck – the dominant side for cell phone use.
His results, based on a survey of 700 participants, are to be presented at a meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.